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  • 2016 Land Rent Survey Being Conducted
    Land rent is of critical concern to landowners and operators. This survey will help answer ag land rental questions and determine rental trends in Nicollet County.
  • Skills for Negotiating; Land Rents, Contracts, Purchases and Other Business Agreements
    Good negotiating skills and practices can be a significant business advantage. Read more.
  • Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
    With fall harvest coming, many farmers hire custom machine work. This survey conducted from Iowa farmers provides a useful tool for Minnesota farmers as well.
  • Just the facts: A review of the biology and economics behind soybean aphid insecticide recommendations
    UMN Extension has research based IPM methods for effective management.
  • 2016 Cropland Rental Rates for Minnesota Counties
    Updated 9/2016
  • Norells Named 2016 Nicollet County Farm Family of the Year
    Congratulations to the Norell Family for being recognized as the 2016 Nicollet County Farm Family. The Norells, which includes the families of Byron, Burt and Bruce Norell, raise corn, soybeans, canning crops, cattle and hogs outside of St. Peter. The Norell families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 4th at the annual Minnesota Farmfest on the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. They will also be recognized on Friday Aug 12th at the Nicollet County Fair at 1pm in Johnson Hall.
  • 2015 Nicollet County Land Rent Survey Results Available
    "The 2015 Land Rent Survey for Nicollet County was conducted in November 2015 and serves as tool to observe trends in local land rent prices. During this period of lower market prices, it is important for landowners and tenants to develop fair rental agreements in order to protect their operations and profit potential. 111 land owners anonymously responded by stating their township and acreage, 2015 cash rent, 2016 cash rent and percent of parcel with adequate drainage. Survey results totaled 19,722.25 acres with a 2015 average rent of $241.13 and a 2016 acreage rent of $235.27; a 2.62% decrease in rent value from 2015-2016."
  • Preserve Your Harvest
    Explore the University of Minnesota Extension Food Safety website to find information when preserving food.
  • Crunching Corn and Soybean Budgets 2016
    The 2016 corn and soybean budgets look unprofitable at projected input costs and current market prices available. Farmer breakeven prices necessary to cover input costs and living expenses are in the $4.50 to $5.00 range for corn and $11.50 to $12.50 range for soybeans for 2016. For further information, read this article.
  • Farmland and mentor matching website launched by MDA
    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announces the creation of Minnesota Farm Link, a web-based tool designed to link farmers and farmland.

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